When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday 23 November 2016

WOYWW 390 - some news.....

Hello everyone - I'm linking up with Julia for WOYWW
I've not joined in much recently as there's been lots going on here.

I was going to wait until afterwards to tell this but as it won't get sorted for a few more weeks I thought I'd share now. Apologies for lack of desk though I will share this pic of Baxter - 
 Yep all cosy here!

Anyway I've not been around as I've had a few health issues going on. I know those of you who follow me on social media will know some of this. I was diagnosed with another condition called POTS. I've basically got dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. However this isn't the main reason for this post.

The main reason is because I've found some abnormalities with my breasts & underarm area. I've been into the breast clinic & while the doctor doesn't think it's too serious he still is concerned enough to have me go back in for a mammogram & ultrasound scan.

I'm waiting to hear when my appointment will be. I wanted to share this as I was told from a young age to check myself so that I know what's normal for me. You see, I've not found a lump, not a small hard lump that some find. Mine is a swelling in the armpit area and some thickening that's abnormal for me.

We've got a high number of breast cancer occurances in my family. My grandmother and 4 out of 5 aunts have/are receiving treatment. So I'm also being seen by the family history coordinator & the genetic team.

Of course, it's a worry even with the reassurances from everyone. But I'm happy that my doctor knows what he's doing and what he found to accept it's routine & there's a high possibility that everything will be fine and ok.

So please, no matter how old you are. Check yourself. Often. Every week. In the shower. When you are laid down. So you know what's normal for you.

Take care Zo xx